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Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network

Half of climate safety level has gone - Climate News Network Creative commons image Credit: By Jason Auch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
Global temperatures have risen by 1°C in the past 150 years, and one scientist says doubling that level could unleash catastrophic sea level rise...

Climate threat as grave a risk as nuclear war - Climate News Network

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jul 2015
An international scientific report commissioned by the UK government says the risks of climate change are comparable to those posed by nuclear...

Renewable energy redoubles its global reach - Climate News Network

Renewable energy redoubles its global reach - Climate News Network Creative commons image Credit: "Ouagadougou shop" by Wegmann - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Jul 2015
As the world economy and energy use both grew in 2014, renewables continued their rapid rise− but carbon emissions did not. 

Delegates accused of ‘fiddling’ while the planet burns - Climate News Network

Delegates accused of ‘fiddling’ while the planet burns - Climate News Network Creative commons image Credit: Alan Harper under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Jun 2015
Tame end to Bonn climate talks leaves critics fearing that hopes are fading of a binding agreement being signed to keep global warming in check -...

Overheating Earth staggers into Last Chance Saloon - Climate News Network

Overheating Earth staggers into Last Chance Saloon - Climate News Network Creative commons image Credit: © Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar, via Wikimedia Commons
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jun 2015
Hard bargaining in Bonn this week will probably decide whether the crucial climate talks in Paris in December can save human civilisation from...

Scientists zero in on only solution to climate crisis - Climate News Network

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Apr 2015
Alex Kirby from Climate News Network informs us that a panel of international climate scientists says the world has only until 2050 to become...

Climate change: Think risk not fact

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Dr. Joe Smith, Senior Lecturer in Environment at The Open University discusses how we should focus on risk when looking at climate change. 

Lost at sea: Has government sunk wave and tidal power?

Lost at sea: Has government sunk wave and tidal power? Creative commons image Credit: Fundy under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 07 Mar 2014
Is the UK government being bold enough in its plans to harness tidal power? Perhaps not, worries Godfrey Boyle.

Taken at the flood: An open letter to Nigel Farage

Taken at the flood: An open letter to Nigel Farage Creative commons image Credit: European Parliament under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Updated 13 Feb 2014
The sight of UKIP's Nigel Farage in deep water prompted Joe Smith to write a personal note with a generous offer of help.

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Working with our environment: an introduction

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Introductory level Duration 11 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This free course, Working with our environment: an...

Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes: a review

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 May 2014
This is the fifth and final unit in the series on mathematical modelling. In this unit we revisit the model developed in the first unit of this...

Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

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Masters level Duration 3 hours Updated 07 May 2014
This unit begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works,...

Managing coastal environments

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Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This unit looks at the example of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, England, describing how...

Transport and sustainability

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit explores the issues around sustainable transport and how the role of technology and society can interact to lower the overall impact of...

Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 15 Aug 2012
This unit is the first in the series of five units that introduce the idea of modelling with mathematics. This unit centres on a mathematical model...

Climate change

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and...

Environment: Following the flows

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What affects the atmospheric and ocean flows? This unit explores the mechanisms that are important; the most rapid carrier is the wind. The basic...

Global warming

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Jul 2011
This unit provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages...